NoRTH - Tucson
NoRTH - Tucson

NoRTH - Tucson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: (520) 299-1600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sat - Sun 10am - 3pm

    Lunch:
    Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm

    Mid Day:
    Daily 3pm - 5pm

    Happy Hour:
    Mon - Fri 3pm - 7pm
    Fri & Sat 10pm - 12am
    All Day Sunday

    Dinner:
    Sun – Thu 5pm to 10pm
    Fri – Sat 5pm to 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Cory Holland
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: North features a private dining room. Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: A private lot is also available.
A word from NoRTH - Tucson
North is offering a prix fixe menu and accepting reservations this Valentines Day! Please visit our website to view the menu and contact the restaurant directly to save your seat. We hope you will join us! Thanks, North
We’ve turned a modern lens on traditional Italian cooking. North Italia is our love letter to Italy—a place that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped off a charming side street to discover a culinary gem. After a decade in business, we’ve learned a thing or two and we’re approaching perfection in the art of handmade pasta and pizza. Every day, we start from scratch to create dishes like Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach or supple ribbons of tagliatelle for our Bolognese. Our pizza is a revelation: an airy, barely chewy center embraced by a perfectly crisp crust. With the spirit of the Italian taverna, North is the place to talk shop over a cocktail or swap gossip sharing delectable chef creations.Every neighborhood would be lucky to have a place like North.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
NoRTH - Tucson reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (85)fit for foodies (75)good for groups (70)hot spot (56)special occasion (49)great for lunch (48)scenic view (47)neighborhood gem (46)vibrant bar scene (42)great for brunch (30)notable wine list (23)romantic (22)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (12)Show More
  • Great food and awesome service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I wanted a light and quick dinner for our 5th anniversary so we went to North. Services was excellent and fast, we had 630 reservations showed up early and we're seated immediately. We ordered two appetizers to share and both were large enough for a meal each. Food was cooked perfectly as well. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent. Service was exuberant.
    GlobalFoodie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was very flavorful. The serving sizes are perfect for one serving. The bolognese was sublime with just the lightest touch of nutmeg. The meatballs had the perfect barely-perceptible touch of fennel. The red sauce was seasoned to perfection. The beet salad was the best I've had with a tangy citrus dressing which offset the sweet yellow beets and apples perfectly. Overall, the food was much more than we were hoping for. The acoustics are off so the sound in the room is amplified to a dull roar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Nice atmosphere-pretty place,pretty people. Very good food and excellent service- You need to slow them down some if you want to spend any time enjoying your meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always glad to go to North.
    JSTKING48
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great vibe, service and food. One of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • timetodine
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Every time we go to NoRTH the place is buzzing and we are shown to our table right away. We love the chef's board, and enjoy it till ready to order. Although the meal takes some time with show up.. the food is delightful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Get The Service Right
    James
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food was great. Service lacked timely attention. Server kept taking the used utensils and forgetting to return with new cutlery. Our table had to ask about half dozen times. Hot food an nothing to eat it with.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, crowded, warehouse style restaurant.
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    If you don't mind sitting elbow to elbow with other people and having to shout to be heard by the people at your own table and the wait staff when you order - then you won't mind eating here. If you prefer a more quiet atmosphere request a table on the terrace. The food is good and so is the service. The view from outside is also nice. I would not go back if I had to eat inside. It's like being in a crowded dormitory cafeteria!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another amazing Fox Restaurant
    Melhon
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The atmosphere is casual, yet somehow elegant. Tables set with care. Large marble islands allow diners to see some of the preparations. Braised short rib gnocchi and spinach tortelloni were both fabulous! Nice wine list. Perfect service. We will definitely go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have eaten here many times and there pizza is consistently fantastic and I always get great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food in a fun setting.
    DiamondLMB
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My group of 4 tried North for the first time last Saturday. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Service was good throughout the meal. We tried 2 different salads and 1 appetizer and all were good. Our entrees ( lasagna, chicken Parmesan and chicken & mushrooms over twisted noodles) were all excellent. All 4 of us agreed we will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Gambit
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love NoRTH and it's one of our favorites. The wait staff is very good and the Manager, Vito, is always friendly and charming. We love the energy, but because of all the hard surfaces, the noise level is quite high and makes it difficult to have a conversation especially if there are more than the two of us at a table. BUT we highly recommend NoRTH - the calamari is a meal in itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    TravelAddict
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Being new to Tucson and having lived in Italy, NoRTH was highly recommended. We decided to try dinner on Halloween and we were definitely treated well. From our cocktails to entrees, everything was great. Our only disappointment was the arancini (cheese & risotto ball w/red sauce) didn't taste fresh but had a plastic aftertaste. We'll try something else next visit. Our server was wonderful and we met Vito who runs the place. Since he's fron Southern a Italy, we had a great conversation about living in Italy and the vibrant food scene in Tucson. We look forward to eating here again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable experience and good food.
    Slag
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Sidney was an excellent waitress. The food was yummy but other than pasta dishes the other entrees were much smaller portions than expected. The specials were good, however small. Sitting outside was very enjoyable and much quieter than inside. The bar area has outside seating separate from dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I brought my family to North for brunch last Sunday, for the first time. While we have come to expect good food from this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised to get such great service. We will be sure to be heading back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I would eat at North more often than twice yearly, except for the noise. "Energetic" does not come close to describing the noise level in North. Don't even try to hold a conversation with your table. it simply isn't possible. The food is always good and the service is always good. But the unacceptably loud noise outweighs everything else. Hence the 2 star rating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    From the hostess that greeted us to the management tam and servers, it was an awesome experience. Th Bronzino was fabulous and the short ribs per my husband the best he has ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Amateur service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food is always top notch and then Kitchen staff here knows what they are doing. Can't say that for the staff on the floor however. This is the second tome in a row that we've had amateur and inattentive severs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant patio dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had looked at a number of reviews for North. Most were very positive, but there were some very low scores....almost always related to service. Our experience was very positive. The food was very tasty, the patio was very pleasant for dining, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went to North for our anniversary dinner. Got what we expected, a great meal, good drinks and great service. Fully recommend this restaurant. Their calamari appetizer was different than what I am accustomed to and I found it to be outstanding. I could have had that as a main course.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nick
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was very good and the service excellent (grilled artichoke appetizer was outstanding!). Ambiance is casual. Nice views from the outside patio. Noise level high inside but outside much better able to hear my dinner companions. Prices are reasonable. Will definitely return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • godangusVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As usual, the food was good and it was very pleasant sitting on the patio. Service could have been better. BTW, we sit on the patio as the inside is too noisy for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SninVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Evening
    TJWAZ
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a delightful dinner with friends at North. The food was appealingly presented and delicious. The waiters were well-informed, attentive and accommodating. And the restaurant ambiance was elegant yet casual with a spectacular view. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kazoogirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were there twice during a girls weekend trip to Tuscon...Sara (manager), Thelissa (hostess)... And Cody and Brian, our two servers were absolutely wonderful...full on friendly, great service, amazing food..the Kale salad, short ribs, Meatballs, Polenta, homemade pastas are all outstanding, just to name a few. Love North and the amazing team who makes it all happen. thanks so Much!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Friends
    PennyKenny
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. It was our third time for dinner...there will be many more dinners at NORTH in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, great ambiance!
    JuliaChildIsMyHero
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had a birthday lunch with my girls at NoRTH. Two of my friends said they had eaten there before and were extremely disappointed, but they were very pleased with their meal during this visit. Service was great! Quick, to the point, and friendly, yet they didn't check on us so many times it got annoying. I always ask my server to help me choose my meal, and he could give me an absolute opinion about the food. None of that, "well I've never actually eaten it" business. The environment is up to date and trendy, the restaurant was full of light, and the location made the trip feel like a real treat as well. And the foot was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Nd2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very accommodating to special dietary requirements -- and all with a smile! Great service! Great food!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kazoogirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Thelissa, And staff were great! friendly...excited about the food, attentive and fun. Food was wonderful..the short ribs...to die for. The Polenta, meatballs, kale salad was wonderful!! We all enjoyed every last morsel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    VisitortoTucson59
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Meet with friends for a night out, lovely venue, great food, friendly attentive service, what more could you want! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kate
    Kate
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had my husbands birthday celebration with my daughter. All of us had a great time. All the pasta is homemade so quite thte treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The noise level inside is too loud, so we love to sit outside. The misters however, were turned up so high that the seats were damp and you could not avoid getting wet. We observed several people not being able to sit out there because the seats were wet. One couple even left and went to the restaurant next door. Unfortunately, when we asked the manager to turn them down, she said no because the people on the back porch needed them on. Most of the time, we really enjoy sitting outside. They did get turned off after dark, about 40 minutes later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Sixatsix
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The overall experience was good. The one negative is the noise level...one cannot carry on a conversation easily.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cheese Tortellini is the best!!
    Room26
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hands down, great food. New Manager Vitto is awesome, and our waiter Cody was very good and super cool. Had stopped going to North a couple years ago, but everything is back on track now. Their olive oil cake is delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tries hard
    sunnyAZ
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our expectations were high and we were disappointed. The place is very nice to look at and the drinks were good. Things went wrong at dinner. Prices were HIGH and Portions were SMALL! This is the dreaded combo of our two worst mistakes. Not a good value for the money. One of our group had to laugh and ask where the rest of his entree went. Two of us said while dining "We should have gone to Carrabbas!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North Tucson on Labor Day
    Azfoodluvr
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    North was packed at 7 PM on Labor Day. We arrived on time, and were seated after only a short wait (inevitable considering the crowded though capacious dining area and bar). Someone was at the table almost immediately with menus and to take drink orders; bread arrived shortly thereafter. The waitperson who explained daily specials and thereafter took our orders, was great…very friendly, and she came back a number of times during our meal and after asking if all was good. More bread or olive oil and balsamic, no problem and quickly brought. The food was good too. This restaurant has a great view of the city. Is it as good as Marlborghetto in Lecchi? No, but then very few places are. Should you dine here? Absolutely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • holiday dining
    timetodine
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    So if you visit North on a holiday be prepared for the wait, even with reservations we had to wait 35 minutes. The food is always great, it just took us 2 1/2 hours to eat, since there were so many customers... and our server kept disappearing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We went on Labor Day this time. It was packed since they offered 25% off everything via email. The service was still excellent. They prepared for the rush and our server was great. The food is always good and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North
    laura8113
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food and service was exceptional. The Labor day discount was a bonus. We have eaten quite regularly at the restaurant for brunch. It is pet friendly which is also a bonus. Hard to find a better restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope the Trend Stops
    MattRossiterVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I hope this isn't a trend, but it feels like the 2 of the last 3 times we went to North, for Sunday chill on the front at the fire pits was less than the high standard we have become used to. 1st off, the food was great. 2nd, once we finally got service, it was okay to good. My guess either the hostess didn't tell the server we arrived for our RESERVATION OR the servers saw us and didn't care. It took at least 5-7 minutes (felt longer...) before I finally walked in and asked if any of the staff knew we were out there. During that time another table of ladies stood up & went inside b/c of no service. We are getting disappointed and hope this doesn't become a trend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    wowgddss
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Each time we come here we find an amazing experience, The manager, Vito, ensures everyone has a wonderful time and is more than willing to teach about the food they serve. Servers are prompt and the food is well paced for a nice restaurant. I don't feel rushed in between courses and have plenty of time to talk with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic